Global Campus

About Global Campus

Global Campus is a programme of events that celebrate the diversity of our community. 

We organise weekly cafes and several trips per semester to provide a platform for our international and UK students to meet, explore the UK and share cultural learning. 

All our events are open to both UK and international students, we would love to see you at some of our events. 

Explore this page to find out about all things the Global Campus programme has to offer. 

If you have any questions about our Global Campus programme, please get in touch wtih us at 

What's Involved in the Global Campus programme?

Global Campus Trips

Global campus trips offers an oppurtunity to explore the north of England on a small budget. This semester we are offering trips to Liverpool, Fountains Abbey and Whitby Seaside. 

Find out more about each trip on our Global Campus Trips page.


Global Campus Bulletin

The global bulletin is a weekly email that we send out to our students containing lots of useful information about events in York, activities on campus, and the different types of support the university offers to help students make the most of their time at York St John. The bulletin also contains lots of ideas for things to experience whilst in the UK, such as eating fish and chips or trying a roast dinner, so students can truly immerse themselves in British Culture.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list please email us at 


Global Campus Cafes and Celebrations

Global cafes and celebrations are relaxed and informal events where you can meet new people and enjoy some free refreshments while exploring a new cultural topic each week. You can find the whole programme for this semester below. 


Global Cafes and Celebrations

About Global Cafes and Celebrations 

Global cafes and celebrations take place every Monday between 5pm and 7pm in the Students Union Coffee Lounge. The schedule below highlights the themes of each event taking place across this semester. They are all open to UK students and international students, make sure you come along! 

Monday 16 Sep

British Culture Quiz

Meet new friends from around the world and get to know your new York St John Global Café Team. Test your knowledge of British culture at this quiz and learn some tips for settling into life in the UK. You may even win some prizes!                              

Monday 23 Sep 

Welcome to York

Today is your chance to get an insider's guide to York. Our Global Guides will be sharing tips for making the most of living in York and there will be the option to take part in a scavenger hunt around YSJ campus. 

Monday 30 Sep

Hygge Party 

As our British weather gets colder and darker, we'll dedicate this café to learning about Hygge, the Danish art of creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying everyday pleasures. A perfect café to keep your wellbeing up!

Monday 7 Oct

Global Feast

Immerse yourself in foods from around the world! We'll have snacks and dishes from different cultures for you to try, and if you fancy it, why not bring a snack or dish from your home country to share?

Monday 14 Oct

Language Taster

Bonjour! Guten Tag! Hola! Ey Up! Familiarise yourself with the languages of your fellow international students and get to know our Linguistics Society! 

Monday 21 Oct


Say goodbye to darkness, evil and ignorance! Celebrate the festival of lights with us by decorating lanterns, enjoying healthy snacks and by donating old clothes or books to a local charity. 

Monday 28 Oct 


Boo! Our Global Café will be celebrating the holiday of Halloween! Be prepared for a night of spooky surprises, with a pumpkin carving competition, and much more! Wooooooooooo….. 

Monday 4 Nov

Bonfire Night

Learn about the heritage of the UK's bonfire night  with an evening of traditional games, snacks and sparklers.


Monday 11 Nov

Music & Mocktails 

Chill to some good music, take part in our music quiz and learn how to make colourful mocktails! We'll provide the ingredients, you just bring your friends. 

Monday 18 Nov

Pizza & Movie Night

Everyone loves free pizza, right? Bring your friends, grab your favourite movie and come have a great time with us. We'll also bring some movie options and then we'll vote on what to watch. Or you just come for free pizza! 

Monday 25 Nov

Global Sugar Rush

This Global Feast will focus on sweets from around the world. Taste test new treats and show off your creative culinary skills in our cupcake decorating competition. Feel free to bring along sweets from your own home country! 

Monday 2 Dec

Christmas Movie Night

Bring along your favourite Chrismas movie as we get into the festive spirit! We will vote on which movie will be shown. If you do not have a movie to bring along, do not worry, as we'll bring some options, as well as popcorn and drinks for everyone.

Monday 9 Dec

Winter Celebrations Around the World

Come along and experience how different winter festivals are celebrated around the world.



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